WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — An 18-year-old man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting to death a former 16-year-old classmate.

Police on Friday charged Noah Hendron with murder and criminal use of a firearm. The Hartford Courant reports that witnesses said the Wethersfield man was playing with a revolver, sliding bullets in and out before pointing it at 16-year-old Vincent Basile and firing.

Basile, a former Wethersfield High School classmate of Hendron’s, was shot in the head. The incident occurred Thursday night at a house in Wethersfield.

Wethersfield Police Chief James Cetran says Hendron could not have legally acquired the pistol, which was found in a storm drain.

Hendron was held on a $1 million bond after a court appearance Friday in New Britain. He’s scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 17.

Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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